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Old 04-01-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Today I asked my (adult) class about the OP's question and we did get a lot of discussion (and some laughs). Many wondered about the definitions and attempted some. Maybe a third of them could be considered "yuppies" but not really, because none of them are young or upwardly mobile (they are retired). The others are unclassifiable, imo.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Today I asked my (adult) class about the OP's question and we did get a lot of discussion (and some laughs). Many wondered about the definitions and attempted some. Maybe a third of them could be considered "yuppies" but not really, because none of them are young or upwardly mobile (they are retired). The others are unclassifiable, imo.
I suppose that just as there are "old hippies", there can be old yuppies.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I suppose that just as there are "old hippies", there can be old yuppies.
Well, the "y" stands for "young."

Another term perhaps?
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Today I asked my (adult) class about the OP's question and we did get a lot of discussion (and some laughs). Many wondered about the definitions and attempted some. Maybe a third of them could be considered "yuppies" but not really, because none of them are young or upwardly mobile (they are retired). The others are unclassifiable, imo.
No wonder y'all are so "confused"… heck, do you even have any experience with any other kinda "cultural groups" there to begin with (not counting the "I"talians and Irish …lol)!

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Old 04-01-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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While I find most true hippies rather laughable and some even pathetic, I'm married to an original, 1960s hippie so I guess I would gravitate toward that population rather than the other choices. Kinda strange for a former combat veteran and state narcotics agent but thus far it's worked for almost two decades. Go figure!
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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I don't relate to any one of those groups. Lived near rednecks for a while - not terrible but not me.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I suppose that just as there are "old hippies", there can be old yuppies.
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Well, the "y" stands for "young."

Another term perhaps?
It doesn't matter that the "y" stands for young. The meaning of "old yuppies" is clear. This hair-splitting is ridiculous. Are we supposed to lawyer up and write things like "former-yuppies-who-have-retained-the-attitudes-and-values-of-yuppies"?
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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No wonder y'all are so "confused"… heck, do you even have any experience with any other kinda "cultural groups" there to begin with (not counting the "I"talians and Irish …lol)!

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We weren't confused, lol. We know what stereotypes are.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Hippies are proud of their pretentions.
Yuppies are proud of their overt success.
Rednecks are proud of their trucks and gun.
.............
What an astute summing up! If we posit a limitation of one short sentence to describe each group, I don't see how one could possibly do better than the above. Brilliant! Congratulations.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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We weren't confused, lol. We know what stereotypes are.
Oh, and "P.C." too (well, I think we all know which "stereotype" that one falls under…lol)!

BTW, how's that whole "vegan" thang working out for 'ya these days?!


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